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Old May 19, 2005, 11:22 PM   #1
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Speer .357 soft point bullets

I dont use alot of jacketed bullets in my handguns but for years I have used Speer jacketed soft point bullets for some of my .357 magnum loads.I recently got into my newest box of these bullets and they are a bit different. Compared to the older bullets,there is very little exposed lead and the bullet base is dimpled. Forgive my ignorance but this has me puzzled?
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Old May 19, 2005, 11:31 PM   #2
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The dimple in the bottom is from "bumping up" the projectile to the proper size. This is common with the electroplated bullets that are Speer's main pistol line. I was aware that this is available as soft point, perhaps they are Gold Dots, with minimal hollow cavity? I know the 158gn GD's have very little hollowpoint cavity, with a skivved nose, this bullet being designed for hunting and greater penetration. S/F...Ken M
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Old May 23, 2005, 02:31 AM   #3
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I believe the bullets you have are Uni-Cor. Most of Speer’s 357 bullets are. The only 357 soft point bullets I see on their web page are Uni-Cor. I think they’re supposed to retain their weight better than conventional bullets. The jacket doesn’t separate because there is no jacket. Speer calls them bonded core (plated I believe). Suppose to work good. I us Gold Dots in 357 they're Uni-Cor too.
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